Robert Alter’s Hebrew Bible translation is without delay correct and eloquent: A overview


Robert Alter has completed the monumental feat, 22 years within the making, of single-handedly translating the Hebrew Bible into English. Since he started, Alter’s translation has been printed in segments. Now that he has accomplished the magisterial mission, it’s out there in its entirety as a three-volume set.

Alter claims that regardless of the various competent translations already out there, his was vital as a result of fashionable translations typically show a “shaky sense of English,” whereas extra historic translations (such because the 17th-century King James Model) exhibit “a shaky sense of Hebrew.”


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